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PHS Terms

TermDefinition
seb sebaceous glands
cutanem dermat, derm skin
hidr sweat glands
pil hair
oste, oss, ost bones
chond cartilage
arthr joints
ligament ligaments
myel bone marrows
fasci fascia
my muscles
ten, tend, tendin tendons
encephal brain
acoust, ot ears
ocul, ophthalm eyes
neur nerves
myel spinal cord
arteri arteries
hem, hemat blood
cardi, card heart
phleb, ven veins
capill capillaries
lymph lymph
splen spleen
thym thymus
tonsill tonsils
laryng larynx
pneum, pneumon lungs
nas nose
pharyng pharynx
trache trachea
sinus sinuses
esophag espohagus
col large intestine
hepat liver
or mouth
pancreat pancreas
enter intestine
gastr stomach
nephr, ren kidneys
ureter ureters
urethr urethra
cyst, vesic urinary bladder
adren adrenals
gonad gonads
pancreat pancreas
parathyroid parathyroids
pineal pineal
pituit pituitary
thym thymus
thyroid thyroid
orch, orchid, test, testicul testicles
oophor, orchid, test, testicul ovaries
hystr, metr, metri, uter uterus
pertaining to al
enzyme ase
budding blast
surgical puncture centesis
causing death cidal
broken clast
separate crit
cell cyte
surgical removal/excision ectomy
blood condition emia
vomit emesis
producing gen,
glue glia
something written gram
condition of, diseased or abnormal state ia
pertaining to iac,
state of ism
inflammation itia,
study of logy
dissolve lyte
destroy, reduce lytic
madness mania
enlargement megaly
instrument used to measure meter
smell odia
one who is an expert in ologist
tumor oma
vision opia
to view opsy
flow, excessive discharge orrhea
rupture orrhexis
abnormal increase in production osis
artificial opening ostomy
incision otomy
oxygen oxia
disease pathy
hardening sclerosis
instrument for visual exam scope
infection sepsis
muscle contraction spasm
control, stop stasis
cutting tomy
influencing tropic
visual exam scopy
lacking, deficient a
away from ab
near, toward to ad
up, toward, apart ana
before, in front of, forward ante
against, opposing anti
appendix append
to hang something b
slow brady
against, opposed contra
two di
apart, free from dis
outside of ecto
outside of, beyond extra
within, inside endo
upon, on, over epi
red erythr
glucose, sugar glyc
excessive, above, beyond hyper
under, beneath, deficient hypo
in, into, within im
below, beneath infra
between, the middle inter
within, into intra
same, equal iso
bad, abnormal macro
bad, abnormal mal
middle meso
change meta
small micro
one mono
many multi
genetic change mut
new neo
beside, beyond, after para
disease patho
around, surrounding peri
many, much poly
after, behind post
before, in front of pre
false pseudo
again re
backwards, behind retro
half semi
under, below sub
above, excess, superior super
together, with syn
fast tachy
four tetra
across, through, beyond trans
three tri
beyond, excess ultra
one uni
AA alcoholics anonymus
ac before meals
AD/a.d. right ear
ad ib freely, as often as desired
am, AM morning
AS, a.s. left ear
AU, a.u. each ear
BE barium enima
BID, b.i.d., bid twice a day
BP blood pressure
BR bedrest
BRP bathroom privelages
BM bowel movements
Bx biopsy
c with
CA, Ca carcinoma (cancer)
cap. capsule
disc, DC, d.c. discontinue
DNR do not resusicate
Dx, dx diagnosis
ED emergency department
ER emergency room
Fx, fx fracture
g, gm gram
gt, gtt drop, drops
h hour
h.s. hours of sleep (bedtime)
Ht., ht height
inj. injection
I and O I/O intake and output
IV intravenous
K+, K potassium
mg miligram
N&V nausea and vomiting
Na, NA+ sodium
NC nasal cannula
NPO nothing by mouth
NPO p MN nothing by mouth past midnight
oint., ung ointment
OOB out of bed
OTC over the counter
oz. ounce
P pulse
p.c. after meals
pH power of hydrogen concentration
PM, p.m. afternoon
PO, p.o., po by mouth
PRN as needed
q. am. every morning
q.h. every afternoon
q.i.d. four times a day
QNS quantity not sufficient
q.s. quantity sufficient
r, R rectal
Rx prescription
s without
SOB shortness of breath
ss one
stat immediately
syr. syrup
susp. suspension
sup., supp. suppository
T temperature
tab. tablet
tbsp. tablespoon
TID, t.i.d. three times a day
TPR temperature, pulse, and respirations
tsp. teaspoon
Tx treatment
VS vital signs
W/C, w/c wheelchair
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